Julia Roxburgh’s career has taken her on an interesting path. Since graduating with a BA (Hons) Ceramics from Bristol in 1984, she went on to work as a theatrical prop maker in London, working
on well-known productions such as ‘Cats’ and ‘Miss Saigon’.
Her return to ceramics six years later brought with it all the fun, flamboyance and exuberance of the performance and it is still a major influence on her work today. Using white earthenware, Julia produces a wide range of domestic and interior pieces involving wheel throwing, hand-building and casting and many, many hours of decoration. This colourful slip decoration makes her work instantly recognisable. She embellishes her strong, bold forms with over-the-top baroque modelled details, vibrant patterns and glittering gilt finishes making each piece a handmade work of art.
Based in Newcastle, her work is in many private collections
and is available in several galleries and by commission.